The Buckeye is a lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana at an elevation of 7,080 feet.
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Elevation: 7,080 Feet (2,158 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Lead
Lat, Long: 46.3975, -112.29420
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Buckeye MRDS details
Land ownership: National Forest
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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Environmental Factors): THERE WERE NO DISCHARGING ADITS, FILLED SHAFTS, SEEPS, OR SPRINGS OBSERVED AT THE SITE DURING THE INVESTIGATION. BASIN CREEK FLOWED DIRECENTLY ADJACENT TO THE TAILINGS. SURFACE WATER AND SEDIMENT SAMPLES WERE COLLECTED UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM FROM THE SITE. NO MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS WERE EXCEEDED IN THE BASIN CREEK SAMPLES. NO HAZARDOUS MINE OPENINGS OR STRUCTURES WERE IDENTIFIED AT THE SITE.
Comment (Reserve-Resource): MATRIX GRADES FROM B-001, PRODUCT, ON STATISTICS. RESOURCE QUANTITIES ESTIMATED EVALUATOR
Reference (Deposit): U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY BULLETIN 1151, 1963, P. 101, RUPPEL.
Reference (Deposit): ROBY-ETAL.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY BULLETIN 16, 1960, P. 25,
Reference (Deposit): PRIORITY SITES, SUMMARY REPORT, MARCH 1994, P. 5-86.
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS. ABANDONED HARDROCK MINES
Reference (Deposit): MONTANA BUREAU OF MINES & GEOLOGY UNPUBLISHED FILE DATA.
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